Prior to the start of practice for the Super Hooligans class at the Superprestigio of the Americans at the Orleans Casino Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday afternoon, November 21, Roland Sands check out the paddock. Sands, one of the prime movers in the new Super Hooligans race division for street-based motorcycles above 750cc, entered a team of Indian twins and placed third overall in the "Super H" Final after a poor start. This is the final image in our selection of 15 shots from the afternoon and evening, initial running of the successful SuperPrestigio of the Americas Short Track event.
Sunday, 06 December 2015 20:40 Published in News
Roland Sands styles during Qualifying race action for the Super Hooligans support class during the Superprestigio of the Americas Flat Track at the Orleans Casino Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, November 21. One of the prime movers in developing the entertaining new category for street-based bikes above 750cc's, Sands moved thorugh the 13 rider field after a bad start to earn third in the Super Hooligans Final, with support for his Roland Sands Design constructed Indian coming from Dunlop, K&N Filters, Bell Helmets and Performance Machine.
Saturday, 05 December 2015 16:26 Published in News
Semi Q race action for the Super Hooligans support Flat Track class at the Indian-backed event at the Superprestigio of the Americas debut at the Orleans Casino arena in Las Vegas November 21. The RSD Harley-Davidson of Hollister, California's Helder Alvernaz (# 74) leads Geoff Cain of Woodstock in the U.K. on a Triumph (# 45) and Thomas Finell of Anaheim, CA on another Harley (# 22) during the opening heat. Russ Brown-backed Alvernaz went on the claim tenth in the eight lap Feature race.
Thursday, 03 December 2015 09:54 Published in News
Chirs Wiggins lead most of the Super Hooligans Final support event Flat Track at the Superprestigio of the Americas at the Orleans Casino Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday night, Noveber 21. Terre Haute, IN based Wiggins lead the first six of eight laps before getting baulked in traffic with his Speed Merchants/Lyndall Brakes-backed Harley.
Tuesday, 01 December 2015 09:37 Published in News
At the Super Hooligans Flat Track support race during the Superprestigio of the Americas at the Orleans Casino Arena in Las Vegas, Ben Giese of Denver, Colorado races to seventh overall in the eight lap "Super H" main event. Giese was the sole Yamaha mounted competitor in the new Super Hooligans category.
Sunday, 29 November 2015 07:23 Published in News
One Euro motorcycle entered the Super Hooligans support event at the Superprestigio of the Americas at the Orleans Casino Arena last weekend: the Ducati Scrambler of Greenville, MS based JD Mosley. In the third and final heat, Mosley took the GMDATL.com/BellissiMoto backed L-twin to fifth overall, but didn't Qualify for the Main event.
Friday, 27 November 2015 00:17 Published in News
At the Super Hooligans support Short Track race for the Superprestigio of the Americas at the Orleans Hotel and Casino Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday, November 21, Shaun Guardado went old school for proptection while guiding his Harley-Davidson to ninth overall in the 8 lap final.
Tuesday, 24 November 2015 23:31 Published in News
Norwalk, CA. based Juan Arceo ran this Harley-Davidson powered Buell in the Super Hooligans support class Flat Track event during the Superprestigio of the Americas debut event at the Orleans Casino Arena inb Las Vegas on November 21.
Sunday, 22 November 2015 11:26 Published in News
Reigning Flat Track Canada Champ Doug Lawrence is struggling to make it through the heat races at the first-ever Superprestigio of the Americas presented by Yamaha at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas. Lawrence must qualify through the “Flat Track” class, against his fellow AMA Pros, to have a chance to face-off against the “All Stars” category in the final, 15 lap race for the top eight racers from the busy evening of activity.
The Schedule is running Speedway-style, with no brakes, each class starting just seconds after the previous group cleared the short, dirt oval track. With no red flags through the opening two sets of races heat, the event truly moved at break-neck speed.
Town Moto Honda pro pilot Lawrence was briefly as high as second in his first heat, but was bumped to the rear by the end of the 6 laps. In his second Heat race, Lawrence got an amazing start from the outside of the unique, motocross style drop-gate starting area, and was in the lead into the bumpy first turn. But Lawrence was clipped and stalled his bike, and while he was able to restart the Town Moto Honda, he could not catch the lead group during the very brief Heat.
In heat three, Lawrence was in the middle of things on the first lap, only to get squeezed in the second turn, again stalling and losing the pack.
Perhaps the best race so far at the Orleans was one of the “All Star” heats, when pre-race favorite Roger Hayden on a Suzuki battled against the Yamaha of Jake Gagne. After much pushing and shoving, Gagne won from a none-too-pleased Hayden. Also showing well is a strong Spanish contingent of road racers, including former Moto2 World Champ Toni Elias.
Saturday, 21 November 2015 23:44 Published in Reports, Results & Points